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REPRISE

Norway, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Euro Debuts)

Director: Joachim Trier

REPRISE

“I wanted to show a group of boys, naked, with all their dreams, their doubts and illusions, world champions and children at one and the same time.” - filmmaker Joachim Trier Two 20-something best friends are aspiring novelists, each with big dreams and a competitive streak. When one finds early success, it's not all a bed of roses. Madness, love, insecurity and the real world get in the way of their exuberance - and their friendship. Reprise's effervescent pace and hip soundtrack are as punkish as the boys that it depicts but there's also a poetry to the film which knowingly recalls Truffaut's Jules & Jim. “Reprise is at once ebullient… and shot through with sorrow - not because corruption, disillusionment and disappointment are inevitable, but because they're permanent possibilities.” - Toronto Film Festival

D Joachim Trier P Karin Julsrud S Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt Dist Madman L Norwegian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/105mins

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